From the brick-paneled walls and booths lined with dark wooden accents to the seasonal selection of gourmet American cuisine, Blackstone embodies every aspect of the classic steak house. A selection of hearty cuts anchors the menu, whether as solitary 8-ounce cuts of filet mignon, or massive 22-ounce cowboy rib eyes adorned with béarnaise sauce, jumbo lump crabmeat, lobster-shaped earrings, and other edible accessories. Guests can also savor a taste of the seas with plates of Atlantic salmon or pan-fried trout. Blackstone's wine list collects more than 35 pours, including 19 by the glass.
For Alison, cooking up delicious, welcoming meals is second nature. In her 35 years in the restaurant business, she's gathered traditional and modern culinary influences into a menu of New Southern comfort cuisine that features good old-fashioned meatloaf and mashed potatoes, buttermilk fried chicken, liver and onions, and her popular crab cakes. There's an abundance of seafood dishes—Alison prepares fish tacos, cedar plank salmon, and lobster mac 'n' cheese, to name a few. She even offers a pecan-crusted fillet of North Georgia mountain trout, served with a creamy mango sauce. The restaurant's meatier offerings include beef fillets and oven roasted pork tenderloin with a peach bourbon chutney. Bourbon tastings at the full-service bar are popular among Alison’s Restaurant and Bourbon Bar's regulars. On warm days, she opens the fenced-in patio to let customers enjoy the sunshine.
The chefs at The Big Ketch prepare a menu of seaside specialties using fresh fish and oceanic fare imported daily. The sashimi-grade ahi tuna poke appetizer is marinated Hawaiian style, served as chilled as a Don Ho voicemail greeting, and mango-key-lime dipping sauce sidles up with hushpuppies or the crispy jerk-rubbed mahi fingers. Fresh fish entrees include fried wild Tennessee River catfish and North Atlantic salmon culled from the sea’s super-nutrient-rich waters. Like a stork’s newborn inventory, the drink menu includes heavier and lighter options, balancing 16-ounce draft beers with low-calorie signature cocktails such as the TBK peach tea, an amalgamation of 360 georgia peach vodka, unsweet tea, and a splash of citrus, tipping the scales at less than 125 calories.